Yeah that 29th pick. That's the only move I really can't understand. But I don't think Matteau was a bad thing to get at 29th had it been a situation where we didn't need to forfeit.
He should have deal with clarkson earlier and trade him once he would have figured how ridiculous of a contract he wanted. We cant use the "in the run" excuse every single time(where did that get us?), you have to look long term too and adjust.
Then first dont keep the 29th pick. And if you do dont draft a 3rd line winger from the juniors.
Then if you have a shot at an early 2nd round pick whos a scorer, dont trade down to pick up a fvcking defensive dman.
You have no idea what Matteau will turn into once he is fully matured, so you have no idea and cannot properly evaluate that pick at this time. Tedenby, Josefson, Matteau, Santini, Severson, Merril. These guys are still very young(maybe with the exclusion of Tedenby who is starting to push his luck and needs to produce).